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drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work
commensurate - equal in extent; of the same size
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
decant - pour off gently (wine or liquid)
apostate - one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy
whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N:
shuffle - mix together; jumble; move (something) from one place to another; slide (the feet) along the ground while walking; Ex. shuffle papers from one pile to another; N.